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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> hello, and welcome to the news hour, i'm steven cole, and doha. and these are the latest stories. claims that syria has used chemical weapons and killed hundreds in damascus. bradley manage, the man convicted of the biggest breech of classified information in u.s. history, waits to hear his sentence. and introducing the i-cow, the new mobile technology that is
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helping kenyan farmers milk more from the industry. ♪ >> but first, within the past hour, an egyptian court has ordered the release of hosni mubarak. but he is not free to walk out of prison yet. let's go to mike who joins us live from our bureau. mike why won't he walk out today? >> there is a great degree of uncertainty of what has been a case that has gone backwards and forwards. a criminal court judge has agreed with the defense's contention that hosni mubarak has spent too long of period of time in prison while charges and trials are proceeding on certain charges. the order for his release has been given, basically the judge
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agreeing with the defense argument on this case. however, these particular charges will continue to be pressed against hosni mubarak, and there are separate charges which will be continuing on sunday. the situation at present we are told is there is a 48-hour period in which they can decide to appeal or not. if the general prosecutor does decide to appeal the decision, then he can be hell for a period of time. but the situation is that the court will be awaiting the prosecutor's decision for at least a 48-hour period, if that appeal is not registered then it is possible that hosni mubarak will be released. but according to the
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prosecutor's office he will not be released immediately. >> in short, the former president is not going to be released for at least 48 hours. and even if he is released he could be rearrested. but quite separately, the politics of all of this, the game has changed in cairo, hasn't it? >> it has changed fundamentally within this country. there is no doubt this legal proceeding is taking place within a political nexus that has altered fundamentally in the last six weeks. you have a new general prosecution, the person who will decide whether or not to proceed with an appeal against the judge's decision. and you have a judge who will wait to see the accused on
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sunday. it's up to that judge to insist that that man remains in prison. so there's a whole lot of serious factors here, but as you point out the political context within which this is take place, very different from the time in which mubarak was originally sentenced. that retrial ordered, and that retrial ordered at that particular time is now taking place under a different government put in place by the military. >> mike hannah reporting live from cairo. meanwhile european foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting in brussels to talk about whether to take action against the egyptian government. more than 900 people have been killed in the last week during protests. jackny -- jacky roleland joins me now. what can we expect from the foreign ministers, do you think? >> we can certainly expect
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another strongly worded statement calling for a return as swiftly as possible to a political process. ending with new elections. that's the scenario the europeans would like to see. but getting there and what kind of pressure they can bring to bare is another question. some governments have looked at suspe suspending bilateral aid, but that wouldn't necessarily achieve the objective. and the eu chief summed up their dilemma when she showed it was difficult to put pressure on the authorities without also hurting the people of egypt. >> we stand with the egyptian people. it is a crucial partner country. our relations matter enormously
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to us. we are extremely worried about concerned about the level of violence. we have condemned violence and acts of terrorism. and we're coming together to have that political conversation about how the european union responds, and how we continue as i said in our desire to support the people of egypt. >> we already heard from the british foreign minister,women hague -- william hague. he said the export licenses for materials including weapons that could be used for repression inside egypt, they have been canceled, so uk firms won't currently be able to export those kind of weapons to egypt, however, he said anything to do with food, health care, anything for the benefit of ordinary
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people, clearly that had to be protected. >> there's always been, if you like, a certain amount of leverage influence by the united states because of the amount of foreign aid they give to egypt. that money now has been replaced by gulf money. perhaps, therefore, negating the leverage the united states had over the country. does the european union have any similar type leverage in terms of grants or aid? >> well, the european union along with the imf and other institutions pledged in november last year, more than $6 billion to egypt, now obviously that aid came with certain strings attached, notably the european countries wanted to see progress in fighting corruption and improving transparency and accountability. but when you look at how much of that aid came from the european
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union itself, maybe a billion, a billion and a quarter dollars. and when you compare that to the $12 billion which have recently been pledged by arab countries, the european money looks like a drop in the ocean. really the best hope the european union has is diplomacy and political persuasion. they'll have to bargain on the fact that egypt does not want to become more internationally isolated, and egypt does not want to isolate itself from the eu. i think that's the leverage, if you would like, that eu foreign ministers are going to try to focus on at the meeting. >> interesting. thanks, jackie. the un human rights office has asked the egyptian government to let it deploy monitors to assess the situation in the country. >> hundreds of muslim
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brotherhood members are reported to be detained in certain days. everyone deprived of their liberty must be treated humanely. we're reiterating our call to allow us to deploy human rights officers so we can assess the situation on the ground. >> syrian activists say hundreds have died in chemical weapons attacks on the out skirts of the capit capitol damascus. the rockets are said to have hit three superbs in the eastern region. there are reports another rocket hit a suburb in the west of the city. the syrian government say there is no truth in the reports. >> reporter: activists are calling it a chemical massacre. they accuse the government of using banned weapons.
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they say these disturbing pictures are proof. a position group says around 3:00 am on wednesday, government fired weapons. they say it contained some nerve gas. other footage showed the survivors suffering from fits. al jazeera cannot independently verify these videos. >> translator: the strike on houses and buildings, it was destroyed. all civilians inside were killed. i heard strange sound coming from the rockets like a fan. i went to the field hospital. it was full of bodies, all laying on their backs, some shaking, some paralyzed, and having breathing difficulties.
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some had foam coming out of their mouths. others had sight problems. >> >> reporter: the syrian government was quick to deny the reports. a spokesman says these allegations were part of a propaganda war against syria. >> translator: theal allegations made is a desperate attempt to cover their defeats on the ground. >> reporter: 20 un experts arrived on sunday to investigate previous allegations of chemical weapon usage. opposition and activists are now urging the un team to ininvestigate this latest incident. but in the last two years in syria there have been many claims and counterclaims on the subject of chemical weapons. it means that people may never
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know the exact truth of what happened or how these people were killed. a short time ago the president of the opposition of syrian national council gave a statement on the attack. he called for a no-fly zone and military aid to help end the conflict. >> translator: we urge the community to exert more efforts to submit military assistance. the world has to stop the massacres in syria. the world has to stop using chemical weapons against the syrians. it's not a request. it's our right. and he world has to do its november. we need no fly zone to help those who are escaping the massacres to feel safe. we need military support, and weapons to the syrian free army to be able to protect the
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civilians. there is a call for un inspectors be allowed access to the area. william hague also repeated that call. >> i want to say a word about the chemical attacks and air strikes on an area near damascus. if verified this would be a shocking escalation of the use of chemical weapons in syria. i hope it will be made clear the un team now will have unrestricted access to the area concerned, and the united kingdom will be raising this as the nation -- united nation's council. >> you have had a chance to have a look at some of these
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pictures, some of the videos, anyway. britain says if it was a chemical attack, it's a shocking escalation, but can you tell us what you have seen from those pictures that may show this was the result of a chemical attack? >> well, i can't verify the images as such, but the videos i have seen, the symptoms that the people show, and the contexts that the videos convey are very consistent with the use of a chemical agent. the symptoms are consistent with possibly a nerve agent. seeing the symptoms that you would expect through very narrow pupils and saliva running out of people's mouths and things like that. but you would have to take a
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couple of medical examinations to be sure. >> could these be symptoms of any other type of attack other than chemical attack? >> if this was an attack, then the answer is no. if for example something like a pesticide was released from a storage facility even with an attack by artillery, for example, you may have similar symptoms, but the more i see these videos, the more i'm getting the context that it makes me feel it was the use of a weapon that was clearly a toxic agent. >> it also seems that many of these victims were in their homes at the time. is that likely? >> well i don't know the circumstances of the alleged use of these weapons -- >> but the point of my question is sort of would they have been as vulnerable in their homes?
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>> yes. the -- the time frame would change slightly, but chemical agents are gases that would go into buildings, around buildings, and along alleyways and streets and things like that. they wouldn't stay in one place. so you would have an effect in people inside buildings. >> when you fire a war head or a rocket with a chemical war head with chemical agents, can you contain the area, which you fired at? >> it depends on the amount of chemical agent you using, and the number of weapons you are using. in principal, as i said it's an agent that will be dispursed in the air and it will move with the air. >> the mandate at the moment for the un inspectors is not 100%.
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is it likely the inspect ors will get to this area, and how soon after a chemical attack can you collect evidence? >> well, whether that's likely or not, i cannot really answer, but it is important that pressure is put on all sides in this conflict, that the un inspectors actually get access to the site, get access to victims, medical observers, people who helped these people, and that they can conduct anning independent investigation to ascertain what exactly has hand. >> and how long would the evidence last? >> some lasts for a very long period of time. but the team being there, creates a situation where a very effective investigation could be conducted very swiftly. so you can actually still find the actual agent or degradation
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elements of the agent in the blood and urine and also in the environment. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. you are watching the news, i'm steven coal. coming from, from bright to bleak, why some of the asian economies are waning. plus officials at the f ffuk -- and the latest of course from the ashes. bradley manning is to be sentenced soon. the prosecution has asked for a
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60-year jail term. the defense has suggested 25 years. manning was convicted of 20 offenses, including espionage, left t theft and fraud. for more let's go to patty. patty what factors would the judge consider in making up her decision? >> well, i can tell you steven, one of the big factors is going to be just how much damage did the release of those 750,000 cables and video do to the u.s.? at the time the government said people's lives were in danger, but much of the testimony was done in a classified setting, the media was kicked out. the other big factor is what was bradley manning intending to do? he apologized in court. the defense said he simply wanted to spark debate. they call him a humanist. the prosecution calls him an
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intention-seeking traitor. we'll find out what the judge has to say about that. >> the prosecution calling for 60 years. that's longer than a murder gets. what happens after the sentence? >> this is a military trial, so unlike civilian court the commanding general can weigh in and reduce any sentence. it is likely this case will automatically be appealed. there are no mandatory minimums in any of these cases. so this judge can sentence manning to time served and set him free or go for the full amount, more than the prosecution asks for, and sentence him to 90 years. >> indeed. patty many thanks for joining us, and that sentence expected in the next hour or so, patty? >> yes. the israelis and palestinians have only just started holding talks about
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working towards a peace deal. but already there's controversy and the palestinians are unhappy. sue, the palestinian negotiation team unhappy to how the talks are being conducted. unhappy about what? >> they are really upset, steven, about the fact that the u.s. enjoy, who was appointed by think american u.s. secretary -- secretary of state, john kerry, that he has not been allowed into the meetings. there was meeting on tuesday morning in jerusalem, and the palestinians are almost giving a warning to washington saying you promised when we were in washington that martin could be there, almost i guess as a kind of referee, and he has not been allowed in there. and they are basically saying if you don't hold good on that promise then the talks could well collapse. he talked about the added
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hindrance of the announcement regarding israely settlements, and that really it showed that israel was not looking for a final solution. they were almost giving the message out that they had already decided how to impose the facts on the ground and that they had come to a decision before even the talks had began. >> does that mean that the palestinians in your estimation are seriously considering pulling out? >> well, we have kind of been here before. they were upset, as i say last week, regarding the announcements and settlements, and there was a lot of talk and gnashing of teeth saying they believed the israelis were trying to sabotage the talks. but there is talk, and we believe they will be meeting again soon, understand maybe in jerricho next week. and also they have agreed to put forward a list of names.
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these names are for chair people of subcommittees. committees that will work outside of the main talks to look at some of the main stumbling blocks. so it looks to me that the signs are that they are willing to stay on board at least for now. and you must not forget the pressure coming from the states, really. john kerry has invested so much effort into these talks, neither side wants to be the one that causes the collapse. >> thank you, sue. mill stair officials in pakistan say the officers being killed, troops in the province say they responded to indian firing in an exchange which lasted several hours. tension has been increasing between the neighbors over the disputed region of cashmere.
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the department of treasury has improsed sang showns, saying the islamic institution is a terrorist training center. the government has obtained tons of explosives. ten people have been arrested. japan's nuclear regulator has upgrade the regulator to level 3. that's after 300 tons of highly radioactive water was found leaking from a storage tank on monday. caroline ma caroline malone reports. >> reporter: the nuclear regulation authorities say it is a serious incident, and not necessarily one that could have
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been prevented. >> translator: it's not a situation where if we increase our monitoring there won't be any accidents, it's all very well to predict these things, but these things keep happening one after another. >> reporter: the authority has upgraded their assessment to a serious nuclear incident. they still don't know for sure how the water got out, but enough water to fill an olympic-sized pool in a week has somehow breached the metal tanks. tepco suspects the water got through a rubber valve connected to a gutter. and now the water gathering outside is so toxic it would expose a person to more radiation in an hour than is healthy in five years. the water was also leaking into an underground barrier and into the sea. >> it has definitely reached the pacific. with this increased level of
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alert, they might need to increase the area that will not be allowed to fish anymore into it. >> reporter: the cabinet secretary says the government will do what it can. >> translator: any way you look at it, this is deplorable. the government will make every effort to halt the leak as soon as possible. >> reporter: they have been trying to deal with leaks of various degrees since the earthquake and tsunami pushed them into the disaster in 2011. two people have been killed as typhoon trami hit taiwan. emergency teams have been working to clear the fallin debris. and land warnings were issued.
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monsoons have hit parts of the philippines, causing land slides. thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in the capitol of manila too. robert mcbride reports from once of the worst-hit provinces. >> reporter: under a so-called state of calamity because it is mostly under water, the province is suffering like much of the northern philippines from massive downpours. it is being hit by trami and also the southwest monsoon. the two combining to produce record amounts of rain. so far merely a meter of rain has fallin. trying to clear up as best she
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can, she says at one point the water level on the ground floor was two meters. >> translator: we get floods every year, but they have never been as bad as this. >> reporter: across the street at his tayloring shop, angel garcia is counting the cost. a business that took him years to build up was gone in a couple of hours. >> translator: i have lost my six sewing machines and my fabrics, all submerged. >> reporter: for casters are predicting that rain should sup subside by the end of the week. >> that was the unofficial prediction. and now let's get the official prediction. >> i think he actually has it report in his report there.
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it managed to capture the intensive rain flow. you see these totals. that's the latest i have got from manila itself. from just around the bay it is more than a thousand millimeters, and if you live somewhere like london you might not see that much rainfall in two years. and it's because of the storm way up to the north, which is sucking in these southwest storms. much of the islands were battered by strong winds and also rainfall totals, and we could well see more as the system moves further inland. and further towards the south this is the situation we have. and you can see the flooding there. and there is the possibility of a similar sort of effect as we get the southwesterly flow bringing more rain in across
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this situation too. i don't think the rain across southern parts of china is going to ease, but there should be some improvement for the philippines. still to come, an uncertain future for health care in somalia. plus . . . >> jailed for fighting against the thai government. i have reporting inside the prison where i have been speaking to convicted insurgents. and chicket coach darren lehman, stokes the flames. details coming up, australia 139 for 2 at the moment. ♪
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♪ >> you are watching al jazeera, these are the top stories. a court in egypt has ordered the release of hosni mubarak on related charges. he is facing retrial for negligence in the killings of protesters two years ago. saudi arabia has called for an emergency meeting on syria following claims of a chemical attack. they have called for un investigators to visit the site of the alleged attack. bradley manning is expected to be sentenced in the next few hours. he was convicted last month of
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20 offenses, including espionage, left the, and fraud. meanwhile a u.s. soldier who pleaded guilty to murdering 16 afghans in 2012 will be sentenced this week. a military judge will decide whether robert bales gets life in prison or has a chance for parole. afghans believe the punishment does not fit the crime. >> reporter: in the early morning of 2012, robert bales enter advil age and killed 16 afghans. among them was this man's brother. >> translator: our strongest demand from the american government is this person should be sentenced to death. >> reporter: he no longer lives here. like the rest of the victim's relatives, the memories were too difficult, he has moved out of
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the village into the city. here they know how bales should be punished. >> reporter: it's obvious he should be given the death penalty for sure. he should be punished and everyone in afghanistan should be able to watch it. [ technical difficulties ] >> it would be a good thing if he were given the death penalty. >> reporter: in the days following the killings, officials moved quickly to avoid attacks. >> translator: $50,000 were given for death, and $12,000 for each of the wounded. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]. >> translator: if he's not given
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the death sentence, then i'll ask the afghan president that there should be a retrial, and this person could be given the death penalty. >> reporter: a retrial is highly unlikely. afghan lawyers are -- [ technical difficulties ] all agree if sergeant bails had been tried here in afghan, he would have be hanged long go. doctors without borders has been in somalia for years, but now it is forced to withdraw. >> reporter: this is one of numerous medical facilities in
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somalia. staff of the hospital on the outskirts of have yet to come to terms with the threat to close down. >> translator: if we don't get another sponsor, we'll have no option but to close the hospital. >> reporter: msf provided for everything here. from basically medical supplies and equipment. it has also been paying the salaries of the 300 staff of the hospital. now they have only three months of medical supplies and funding before the organization stops its support. the position to pull out of somalia will deny many people access to health care. last year the organization provided treatment for 640,000
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people. it also performed surgeries on more than 3,000 others. [ technical difficulties ] >> there's a widespread disregard for the value of humanitarian action, and we are not able to ensure the -- the safety of our teams, and also, we are not -- we haven't been able to, for a while now, to carry out independent assessments of needs. >> reporter: msf claims somalia condoned the attacks on its workers. in one case a suspect was released from prison after sending only three months of a 40-year sentence. >> translator: we have not released anyone convicted of
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killing msf workers in the nine months woe have been in power. let's stop the blame game [ technical difficulties [ technical difficulties [ technical difficulties [ technical difficulties ] greece's new state television station has launched. the shutdown in june cost almost 3,000 workers their jobs. some have continued to produce programs, which the european broadcasting union has streamed. but the ebu has now withdrawn its support for the channel. al jazeera has been given access to the national revolution front. veronica is the first foreign reporter to be allowed inside the prison and sent us this
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report. >> reporter: every day this woman goes to see her husband. he is one of about 60 men imprisoned here. >> translator: there is no justice anymore. when we analyze what happened to anwar and try to dig deeper, it is not possible to get justice. >> reporter: anwar is sentenced to 12 years in prison for belonging to the national revolution front which has been fighting for a separation muslim state in thailand. his -- this is the first time that authorities have allowed the international media to see for ourselves what conditions are like inside thailand's version of guantanamo.
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we were asked not to show any of the convicts faces. this man says he doesn't regret his actions at all. >> translator: my responsibility is controlling the military operations, and i would like to tell the government that if they want to do peace talks, don't just do it with one group. it wouldn't work. >> reporter: even if it only includes one of several armed insurgent groups, the talks have lead to significant improvements for some detainees. some have had their sentences shortened, others have been moved to prisons in their hometowns. but now they have become pawns in the negotiation. as for anwar himself a short conversation revealed his experience in jail has only strengthened his convictions. >> translator: i don't want to use violence --
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[ technical difficulties ] >> reporter: here like ordinary people in the region [ technical difficulties ] at least 18 people have been killed, dozens more injured in a bus crash in indonesia. the bus was carrying 60 passengers from a church. it crashed into an 8 meter deep ravine. police say the crash was caused by a technical problem with the breaks. at least 32 people are feared dead after a bus fell into a ravine in malaysia. the bus was traveling downhill near a resort in the highlands. there are fears for the health of some -- [ technical difficulties ] global financial crisis in 2008,
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malaysia is expected to post its second straight quarter of growth this week. in china, bad loans from banks have been rising, and the indian rupe has fallin to an all-time low. we were told that investors have lost confidence and a lot of money will leave india. >> there was a freefall of the rupe taking place for the last eight to ten weeks. the government didn't intervene, and today we have hit a new low of 65 rupees to the dollar, and the [ inaudible ] [ technical difficulties ] and some stabilization in the stock market also witnessed.
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what the government needs to do is to ensure confidence. everything seems to be going out of control. subsidies have risen from 9% to 16%. in the last five years there's uncontrolled spending on non-capital expenditure items. capital expenditure is now down to about 8% of the government's budget. that has an effect on the economy. at the same time we have seen a huge surge of gold imports. up until july we had imported $39 billion worth of gold, which mean we're looking at something close to $80 billion of gold alone. that is not [ technical difficulties ] >> next month's election, the prime minister and the opposition leader tony abbott have been ask -- answering
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questions. one issue was immigration. >> if you are coming to boat by australia, provided by a people smuggler, then you not will allowed to settle in australia. and you will be resettled in other countries, specifically papa knew guinea. i think this is a hard area of policy. it is complex. it's difficult. it's hard. getting the balance right between doing the right thing by the world and at the same time making sure you maintain an orderly system of migration. >> i will put back in place the policies that would -- [ technical difficulties ] smugglers haven't got a product to sell. it's rigorous, and diligently applied. a new environmental tax is also on voter's minds as andrew thomas reports.
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>> reporter: in the mountains weather can change in an instant. there's not much people can do. climate change, though, has a lot to do with human activity. here in australia, august is midwinter. skiers are also voters, and next month there's an election. top of the agenda is what to do about a recently introduced carbon attacks. australia's government says it has helped reduce emissions by 7%. but the hit has been to the economy, and many voters agree. >> i think it is a bit of a waste of time. [ technical difficulties ] >> and what because in australia we have a carbon tax, and we're going to make a difference? i don't think so. >> reporter: and the resort is energy intensive. 84 snow machines and 18 lifts
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use electricity. the carbon tax will increase the costs by about $30,000. but might also keep the mountain cool. >> any slowing down of the climate change in the world will increase our amount of time we can offer a winter product. >> reporter: opposition parties say they would use direct action to tackle problems, but most experts say -- [ technical difficulties ] prime minister has promised is coming. in the fog of politics, though, that message is lost. the opposition's tactic to blame any bad news on the carbon tax, and so far it is working. the latest opinion poll show support for tony abbott's party riding high, while that for
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kevin ruts is going downhill. but the election is still two weeks away, and politics like the weather changes fast. sport is coming up next, and despite some recent bad performance, marie sha share poe va is looking well. [[voiceover]] when people need to be heard, stories need to be told, al jazeera is there. since 1996, we've told the human story. from the ground up. with a new point of view.
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ac milan advance towards the finals. one of europe's best sites, but it was milan who took the lead. with the goal off of the quarter of an hour in the second half. and then collided with the host for a mistake by the keeper. >> translator: we have played a very good game, especially in the second half. in the first 15 to 20 minutes, we had some difficulties, we scored at the right moment, but we are not completely pleased with the result. >> translator: for sure we were dictating the game. from the first minute were on the ball, and playing for possession. i'm very satisfied with the way
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we played. >> take a look at other results . . . meanwhile arsenal manager hit back at criticism of his transfer policy. they face istanbul in their first playoff game. but ahead of the match, club officials will appear before the arbitration for sport for match fixing. they could be thrown out even if they win the match. now to cricket, australia got off to a reasonable start in south london after winning the toss and choosing to bat first.
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england remember 3-0 up in the series so far. ahead of the match, darren lehman has caused quite a storm after calling england a cheat. he was talking to an australia radio station in which he said he hoped brood would receive a tough time from the aussie fans. he said . . . well our correspondent is at the oval, he said the outburst was probably the result of frustration. >> reporter: very little has gone right in this tour of england. the australian coach in that
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radio interview has called him a blatant cheat. he clearly hit the ball and didn't leave the field or walk. most players in international cricket don't walk. but he says they are still playing it. he said he made a feel of the umpires. and the england team has to go back to australia, and stewart is going to get quite a hostile reception. to tennis now and the u.s. open starts on monday, and former champion looks upbeat. she was all smiles at a professional event on tuesday. but that wasn't the case last week, when she suffered a shocked first round defeat that prompted the russian to dismiss her newly appointed coach, jimmy connors. >> yeah, it was just not the
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right fit at this time in my career. it's tough to have that change going into the u.s. open, but i feel like it is the right decision, and who knows what will happen down the line. jimmy is still a really good friend of mine. it was just not the right fit at this time. afghanistan has hosted its first professional football match in a decade playing against pakistan. >> reporter: when pakistan's team took to the field it was the first time in 36 years it had played in kabul. the stadium was packed. and although there weren't any pakistani fans the team was enthusiastic. >> translator: we have come here after a long time, and i pray to god these two countries remain friendly. >> reporter: police were out in force, but there was no
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hostility here. only excitement. this is part of a continuing effort to help the people of afghanistan and pakistan better understand each other. they hosted debates this year, discussing various subjects. organizers hope matches like these will show the countries can work together. >> we wanted to show to the outside of the world that the people of afghanistan and pakistan are brothers and they do not have any problem with each other. >> reporter: back on the field the afghan team dominated the game, scoring three goals and sending pakistan home empty handed. >> translator: our government and media say there is a good relationship, but from what i have seen the relationship does not bring the people of afghanistan joy. >> reporter: there is joy in afghanistan. the victory gave afghans
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something to cheer about. >> oh, that's it for sports. >> thanks very much. small scale farmers in kenya are using i-cow, and it sends valuable tips on production, and breeding information direct to their phones. peter has the stories. >> reporter: these cows have a heavy responsibility. together they feed, clothe, and education this man's entire family. four cows are fairly typical for kenyan farmers. enough to live off of but not afford expert advise. farmers can't produce prize stock or improve productivity without that kind of support. that's why one kenyan farmer worked with one of the country's most promising software
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developers to produce i-cow. >> increased yields, increased profit in their pockets. any product that can help that happen to the farmers on the marketplace, which is a huge value to the farmers. >> reporter: i-cow is designed for the mobile phone. they register their animals along with information about fertility cycles, and get regular messages at key moments at the life of the animal. >> when was this cow born? >> this kouz was born a month ago. >> reporter: this man signed on when he knew one of his cows was pregnant. >> they tell me this is the time to dry your cow, is the time to -- to stop milking. now i saw it's a good
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innovation, that's why i just had my cow. >> reporter: he said the information is hugely helpful in managing his animals, especially if it comes at just the right time. i-cow seems to be a blend of old fashioned farming with new technology, but because the source of the information is so far removed, farmer's simply can't afford to abandon their traditional techniques. a glitch in the system meant his message arrived month a little. it isn't a substitute for farmer's records, but it could make life just a little bit easier for millions of farmers. that's hot it looks for the moment, but i'll be back in just a few more seconds with the latest from egypt on the pending release of president mubarak, and the latest on the chemical
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♪ good morning, i'm stephanie sy, it is wednesday august 21st. it is sentencing day for bradley manning, the former army private at the center of the wikileaks scandal could spend decades in prison for stealing classified documents. and former egyptian president hosni mubarak deserves to go free. syrian rebels accuse the government of launching a nerve gas attack. this hours after a team of un weapons inspectors arrive looking for

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